World Cafe 2
Feb 28, 2014 — In the studio today is a rare stripped down performance for an enthusiastic audience. The band talks about how a small joke went viral and led to the band's regrouping and eight-year reunion tour.
Feb 21, 2014 — From the Bronx to the French Quarter, here's a singer that represents the outsiders and underdogs.
Feb 25, 2014 — The Seattle singer performs music from his new album, Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Son, and talks about the dreams that inspired him.
Feb 28, 2014 — Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.
Feb 11, 2014 — The English band's new album, Sun Structures, draws on the past while still sounding fresh.
Jan 29, 2014 — Potty Mouth formed in Northampton, Mass., in 2011. The band released a vinyl EP in 2012, and last year put out a full-length record called Hell Bent. With a name inspired by the title of a Bratmobile album, Potty Mouth revels in the sheer volume and eager, youthful enthusiasm of punk.
Jan 23, 2014 — A five-piece band from Brooklyn, Lucius is led by two singers, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They crafted their unique vocal sound over the decade they've worked together, and now even dress alike.
Jan 22, 2014 — The band's debut album is full of stately folk-pop music. But its arrangements also owe a lot to songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone's classical roots, as well as his work with arranger Nico Muhly.
Jan 20, 2014 — Staples' gospel-rooted solo recordings have captivated artists such as Bob Dylan and Prince, and helped pave the way for contemporary soul music. Over the course of her 50-year career, Staples has become a legend on the strength of her huge vocals and messages of hope.
Jan 17, 2014 — The Portland, Ore., band Blitzen Trapper has spent seven albums refining its style, which mixes Americana, folk and rock with a wild-eyed psychedelic side. Its newest record is titled VII.